Still, his success in Italy has made Barcelona consider the option, so they’ll put it on hold for now.
Adrien Rabiot still seems like the priority signing in midfield, although Barcelona depend on the player himself to force the move and reject an extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
Thiago Alcántara has been another rumored target, with his brother, Rafinha, telling reporters he wants to be reunited with his sibling at the Camp Nou.
Another option is Frenkie De Jong. Ajax have warned Barcelona they will not sell, but the blaugrana are seeing whether the Dutch club will qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, and whether that will change their stance.